The Senate confirmed the appointment of the country’s former immediate service heads as lay ambassadors.
The upper house made the confirmation during the plenary session on Tuesday.
The confirmed lay ambassadors are: General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd) (Borno); Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas (retd) (Cross River); Sadique Air Vice-Marshal Abubakar (retd) (Bauchi); and Vice Air Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd) (Kano).
DAILY POST recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari on February 4 asked the Senate to confirm the former department heads as lay ambassadors.
Their confirmation was made today following the consideration of the report of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa (APC, Bauchi).
Previously, the leader of the minority, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, tried to draw the attention of his colleagues to a petition against their confirmation, but was arrested by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
RUPTURE: Senate confirms former department heads as lay ambassadors